ANN TURNER COOK, ORIGINAL GERBER BABY, DIES AT 95

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Ann Turner Cook, whose cherubic baby face was known the world over as the original Gerber levitra 20mg tablets baby, has died. She was 95.

Gerber announced Cook’s passing in an Instagram post on Friday.

The company said “Many years before becoming an extraordinary mother, teacher and writer, her smile and expressive curiosity captured hearts everywhere and will continue to live on as a symbol for all babies”.

Cook was 5 months old when a neighbor, artist Dorothy Hope Smith, drew a charcoal sketch of her that was later submitted for a contest Gerber was holding for a national marketing campaign for baby food.

The image was a hit, so much so that it became the company’s trademark in 1931 and has been used in all packaging and advertising since.